Committee Schedule, Votes and Bills

Meetings and Hearings

Senate Bill 1110 and House Bill 967

Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee - June 23, 2016...Read more

Senate Bill 1229

Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee - May 9, 2016...Read more

Impact of Partial Agriculture Funding

Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee - March 15, 2016
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Senate Bill 1055

Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee - February 10, 2016
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Industrial Hemp (SB 50 and HB 967)

JOINT HEARING - Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee AND House Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee - May 13, 2015
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To consider the nomination of Russell Redding as Secretary of Agriculture

Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee - May 12, 2015
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Senate Bills 201 and 352

Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee - February 24, 2015...Read more

Nomination of James Van Blarcom to the PA Milk Marketing Board

Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee - June 10, 2014...Read more

Senate Bills 1261, 1301 and 1188

Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee - March 31, 2014...Read more

 

News

Ag Committee Holds Hearing on Fireworks Bill

February 10, 2016

The Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee today (February 10) held a public hearing on a bill that would legalize the sale of fireworks in Pennsylvania, according to Committee Chairman Senator Elder Vogel (R-47)....Read More

Media Advisory - Committee to Hold Hearing on Fireworks Bill

February 5, 2016

The Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, February 10, to gather testimony on a bill that would permit the sale of fireworks to Pennsylvania residents, according to Committee Chairman Senator Elder Vogel (R-47).
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Senate Ag Committee to Consider Industrial Hemp Bill

October 26, 2015

The Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Senator Elder Vogel, will consider legislation to allow the growth of industrial hemp during a meeting set for 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 27, in Room 8E-B of the State Capitol East Wing....Read More

Agriculture Committees to Discuss Avian Influenza Preparedness

August 18, 2015

The Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee and the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee will hold a joint informational meeting on Wednesday to discuss the state’s preparedness against the highly pathogenic avian influenza, according to the committee Chairmen Senator Elder Vogel (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) and Representative Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter)....Read More

SENATE, HOUSE AG COMMITTEES TO HOLD HEARING ON INDUSTRIAL HEMP

May 12, 2015

The Senate and House Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees, chaired by Senator Elder Vogel and Representative Martin Causer, will hold an informational meeting to discuss legislation to allow the growth and cultivation, for research purposes, of industrial hemp in the Commonwealth....Read More

SENATE AG COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER AGRICULTURE SECRETARY NOMINATION

May 11, 2015

The Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee will consider the nomination of Russell Redding as Secretary of Agriculture at its meeting set for noon, Tuesday, May 12, in Room 8E-A of the East Wing of the state Capitol Complex in Harrisburg, according to Committee Chairman Senator Elder Vogel....Read More

AG Committee Approves Horse Racing Industry Bill

February 24, 2015

The Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee today (February 24) approved legislation that makes substantial regulatory changes necessary to protect and bolster Pennsylvania’s horse racing industry, according to Senator Elder Vogel, committee chairman and prime sponsor of the bill.
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Ag Committee approves potato packaging bill

October 22, 2013

The Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee today approved legislation that would peel away an unnecessary regulatory burden imposed on Pennsylvania’s potato farmers, according to Committee Chairman Senator Elder Vogel....Read More

Committee Approves Measure Easing Burden on Farmers' Market Venders

June 12, 2013

The Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee today (June 11) approved a bill that would ease the regulatory burden on Pennsylvania farmers who sell their produce at farmers' markets, according to Committee Chairman Senator Elder Vogel....Read More